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Apple stops signing iOS 14.2 and iOS 14.2.1, blocking downgrades from iOS 14.3

Following the release of iOS 14.3 last month, Apple today stopped signing both iOS 14.2 and iOS 14.2.1 – which was only available for the iPhone 12 model. This means that users who have updated their devices to iOS 14.3 can no longer downgrade to iOS 14.2.

Of all the changes to iOS 14.3, the most notable is the addition of the ProRR photo format for the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple announced the Prora feature for the new iPhones at an event in October last year, but the feature was unveiled to users a few months later.

As of iOS 14.2, the update brings new emojis, more wallpapers and support for the HomePod intercom feature. IOS 14.2.1 came a few days later with a specific bug fix for the iPhone 12 model.

Returning to older iOS builds is common for jailbroken devices. Recovering an iPhone or iPad from an earlier version of iOS can sometimes be helpful for those experiencing significant bugs after upgrading to the latest version of iOS.

If you’ve experienced any serious issues with iOS 14.3, unfortunately, you may need to wait for a future update without downgrading to iOS 14.2 now. Currently the only possible downgrade is from the recently released iOS 14.4 beta to iOS 14.3.

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